Kids design glass sculptures event at Cambridge Library

Last summer children ages 4-10 were invited to participate in ECRL’s Kids Design Glass contest.

All they had to do was simply draw a picture of anything they wanted and return it to their local East Central Regional Library branch.

One winner from each of East Central Regional Library’s 14 branches was chosen to be turned into a glass sculpture by local glassblower, Anthony Michaud-Scorza.

Michaud-Scorza is a contemporary hand blown glass artist. He attended the Anoka Ramsey Community College- Coon Rapids campus to study glass blowing. Also, in the summer of 2011, he studied at the Pilchuck School of Glass in Washington State under Ross Richmond, a well-known American glass sculptor.

He was also awarded a 2012 East Central Arts Council/McKnight Fellowship for professional artists. Michaud-Scorza resides in Isanti County and has a studio near Cambridge.

All are welcome to join at the Cambridge Public Library at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 3, as they unveil  these 14 exquisite, fun and unique sculptures during March, Youth Art Month.

All 14 glass sculptures will be traveling to each of East Central Regional Library’s 14 branches.

Michaud-Scorza, will give a presentation on the glassblowing process followed by a question and answer period.

Plus while you are there, congratulate the winning child from the Cambridge Public Library, Emily Ruyman, and see the special sculpture created from her own drawing along with all the other sculptures.

From owls to hot rods to cowboys, you’ll be awed by viewing these extraordinary creations and learning about the process in which they were created.

The event is funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.